Life Group Leaders Weekly - Week #4

Week Four (February 16 - February 22)

OUR MISSION

"TO CULTIVATE MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS CENTERED ON GOD'S WORD AND PRAYER"

LIFE GROUP UPDATE

Hello Life Group Leaders!


A few groups have already completed their serve projects! What an opportunity to serve the community God has placed us in and called us to love and care for. As you prepare for your group to serve, we ask that you remember a few items:



  1. Encourage your whole team to wear their SERVE T-Shirts (please contact Sharon if someone in your group needs a shirt).
  2. Post some photos on Facebook and Instagram with the #crclifegroups for a chance for your group to win the grand prize of a $250 gift card for your team! It's a random draw so every entry counts!



Don't forget to include your entire group in the game by letting sharing their photos using the #crclifegroups hashtag on social media. Each person can have two entries per semester so the more people on your team who participate, the greater the likelihood of winning the prize.


Just a quick note that your group Covenants should now be signed by all of your group members. You might have had one or two missing this week so be sure to take them aside next week and let them sign too.


As a small token of our appreciation for all that you do for your groups and this ministry, our Coordinator team will be distributing a sweet treat to each of you NEXT week! Be sure to take a moment to stop by the Welcome Center to get yours.


Also, remember that everything you need can be found on the First CRC Leaders page. That is there for YOU!


Let's get into the logistics for this week...


In Christ,

Heather Thomas

Mission Touch Point:

Group Care: When life happens to one of your group members (hospitalization, moving or going through transition, loss of a loved one, etc.) help your group mobilize into a care unit that makes meals, visits, prays and maybe even sends cards/letters. Not only will this bless you and them richly, but your group will also be meeting legitimate needs for one another in the context of Christian love and service while growing together as a group.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

ATTENDANCE SUBMISSIONS:

If you need help taking attendance, please don't hesitate to call, email, or text me.


SERVE OPPORTUNITIES:

You're signed up! All of our groups have already signed up for their Spring Semester Serve Project. Awesome! This gives us ample time as Coordinators to work out the logistics and for you as Leaders to get all those details to your team. Please note that if anyone from your group has NOT gotten their serve T-Shirts, please get their shirt sizes and let Sharon know. That way we can have a bag of shirts for you to bring next week and hand out to your team.


SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE:

Remember to share your photos on Social Media with #CRCLifeGroups to be entered for a $250 gift card drawing! Even a single entry could still allow your Life Group to win a gift card.


NEW MEMBER INVITATION CHALLENGE:

The Life Group Ministry is ready to expand its reach even further into the community. This semester we'll be hosting our first ever invitation challenge. While adding members to groups and growing leaders from within is part of our growth and long-term goals, what we really want to do is reach those who we (and they) might benefit from being plugged into relational ministry beyond Sunday morning worship. To do that we are encouraging each of you (and your members) to invite friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to join your group. Even if your group is full, please feel the freedom to extend those invitations. Groups that have the most NEW and/or Non-CRC members join them throughout the semester will be recognized with a special Thank you gift from the coordinator team.



LEADER TOOLS - Our Leader Tools Page is updated weekly on our church website.

  • Leader's Weekly
  • Sermon Guide
  • And more!

Check out our Leader Tools Page here: http://hanfordcrc.org/lifegroups/leader-tools

**For group participants that are not currently attending our regular Sunday morning services, or who were unable to attend, please invite them to find the homework guide online here: http://hanfordcrc.org/livestream/sermon-guides

GOALS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Relationships! - Consider spending at least 15 minutes at the beginning of your meeting to get to know one another.
  • Prayer - Whether you decide to pray in the earlier part of the meeting or at the end, make sure to keep prayer time a priority. Thank God for how he has brought your group together.
  • Homework - Dive deeper into your discussions by taking advantage of the Leader Tools (Written & Leader Insight Guides).
  • Serve Projects - If you haven't already, give your group the necessary details so they can put it on their calendar.

SERVING THIS WEEK!!

DEVALOIS / RIETEMA

CROSSROADS PREGNANCY CENTER

February 22, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NOLAND / TEVELDE

KINGS COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATION

February 22, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

THIS WEEK - Week FOUR

Sermon Text:

Nehemiah 3:1-31


Title:

Another Brick in the Wall Series

"All Hands on Deck"

#CRCLifeGroups - Challenge

The #CRCLifeGroups Challenge is fun way for people to engage with groups while we serve and socialize together. If your group chooses to accept the challenge, you may be eligible to win an opportunity to enjoy some group social time, on us!


It's simple - Post your pictures and videos on Facebook with hashtag #CRCLifeGroups. Oh! And don't forget to share with everyone why you love your Life Group in the post.


Drawing will be held after week 9 of this semester.


Rules:


  • 1 entry per person, per event, regardless of number of posts made by a single individual
  • Entries must include #CRCLifeGroups in order to be eligible
  • Photos uploaded directly to the Dropbox link are ineligible for points

The Life Group Coordinator Team